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JAKUB PRZYGONSKI

(pol) Born on 24/03/1985 at Warszawa 1.86m / 80kg

Sponsors

Orlen, Verva, Red Bull, Platinum Oil

http://www.przygonski.com/

2018: 5th (cars)
2017: 7th (cars)
2016: 15th (cars)
2015: 18th (bikes)
2014: 6th (bikes)
2013: 11th (bikes)
2012: Ab. Stage 3 (bikes)
2010: 8th (bikes)
2009: 11th, 1st rookie (bikes)

Cars
2018: FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies (1st): Baja Russia (4th), Dubai International Baja (1st), Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (2nd), Qatar Cross-Country Rally (1st), Rally Kazakhstan (2nd), Italian Baja (1st), Baja España Aragon (2nd), Hungarian Baja (2nd), Baja Poland (1st), Rallye du Maroc (2nd)
2017: FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies (2nd): Qatar Cross-Country Rally (2nd), Rally Kazakhstan (2nd), Italian Baja (1st), Baja España Aragon (6th), Hungarian Baja (3rd), Baja Poland (2nd), OiLibya Rally of Morocco (4th), Polish Drift Championship (1st)
2016: Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (5th), Baja Poland (4th), OiLibya Rally of Morocco (5th)
2015: Baja Poland (7th), OiLibya Rally of Morocco (18th), Polish Drift Championship (1st)
Sep 2013-Apr 2016: Guinness World Record for fastest controlled skid (217.97 km/h)
Bikes
2014: Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (Ab.), OiLibya Rally of Morocco (12th)
2013: Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (4th), Qatar Cross-Country Rally (3rd), Sardinia Rally, Dos Sertoes Rally (4th), Morocco Rally (Ab.)
2012: Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (6th), Qatar Cross-Country Rally (3rd), Sardinia Rally (10th), Desafio Litoral (2nd), Pharaoh's Rally (2nd), OiLibya Rally of Morocco (9th)
2011: Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (3rd), Merzouga Rally (1st), Tunisia (2nd), Pharaoh's Rally (3rd),
OiLibya Rally of Morocco (2nd),
2010: OiLibya Rally of Morocco (4th)
National enduro, motocross and drift championships

Interview

“We are ready to fight with the top guys”

Jakub 'Kuba' Przygonski has gone from strength to strength since trading two wheels for four in 2015. Top rookie in the bikes in his maiden Dakar in 2009, the 33-year-old has now taken part in a car three times, improving from 15th in 2016 to seventh in 2017 and then an impressive fifth place last year. With his highly experienced co-driver Tom Colsoul, he enjoyed a magnificent campaign at the 2018 FIA Cross-Country Rallies World Cup, securing the overall title after claiming four victories (Dubai, Qatar, Italy, Poland) and achieving a podium finish in all but one race. Now something of a hero back in his native Poland, Kuba feels that he has what it takes to seriously compete with the big boys for a maiden Dakar title. Following a remarkably consistent year, he and Tom will certainly be one of the duos to keep an eye on during 10 intense days in Peru. The former national drift champion and Guinness World Record holder could even write his name into the history books once again by becoming the first Polish winner of the Dakar in the cars class.

“We're so happy to have won the World Cup, it was really amazing. It was a long season for us with around 100 hours on the stages, but we managed to claim four victories and get on the podium in practically every race, which was really good. We started with snow in Russia and finished with the desert in Morocco, driving on every kind of terrain. The temperature ranged from –15°C in Russia to +40°C in Abu Dhabi. There was a lot of media attention in Poland, they were very proud of us, it was important for my partners too. For three weeks straight, I had some kind of interview every day! “After Morocco we stopped racing because we needed to be fresh for Dakar. Now is the time to build up strength and focus on physical training. But we are confident, we are ready to fight with the top guys, even if I'm one of the youngest in the group of super-fast drivers. The last race in Morocco showed that we are really strong, so we will try our best. On the Dakar, you also need a little bit of luck. I can't wait for the first stage. All year long, we've been preparing, thinking about the Dakar, so that we're ready for the beginning of January."

Vehicle

ORLEN X-RAID TEAM

  • Mark : MINI
  • Model : ALL4 RACING
  • Performance tuner : X-Raid
  • Assistance : X-Raid
  • Class : A_T1.2 : T1.2 - Véhicules 4x4 tout-terrain modifiés diesel

Ranking 2019

Scratch Stage General
1 3 3 3
2 13 13 12
3 3 3 5
4 3 3 4
5 5 5 4
6 14 14 6
7 7 7 6
8 3 3 6
9 4 4 4
10 5 5 4

All news of J. Przygonski

Reactions - 16/01 15:53 [GMT -5] - Auto

"Not bad for a standard car"

Jakub Przygoński continues to navigate the stages skilfully. The Pole finished fourth on the eve of the finale to take the same position in the general classification, an achievement that makes the Mini driver really happy.

"Yeah, it was really good. We were pushing. In the first half of the stage we were quite close to Loeb and it was really nice. We got a puncture...

Newsflashes - 15/01 11:49 [GMT -5] - Auto

De Villiers and Przygonski battling away

Giniel de Villiers and Jakub Przygonski are battling with Nani Roma for the day’s second place. The two men are a little less than 6 minutes behind Al-Attiyah at WP6.

Reactions - 10/01 17:15 [GMT -5] - Auto

“It was a real Dakar stage – really tough”

Jakub Przygonski is applying himself to the task each day. The Polish rider finished on the podium of the fourth stage in third position, only 8’32” behind Nasser Al-Attiyah on a terrain that was incredibly difficult. In the general standings, Jakub occupies fourth place, hot on the heels of Nani Roma.

“Today we were overtaking and overtaking –...

Reactions - 09/01 14:28 [GMT -5] - Auto

"We are so happy"

Jakub Przygoński turned in a solid performance to finish third in stage 3, right behind Stéphane Peterhansel and Nasser Al-Attiyah. The Pole now sits fifth overall, less than 15 minutes behind the leaders.

"Today we were overtaking and overtaking a lot of cars we passed. We are so happy. We got one puncture, but this is normal on this hard terrain. It was a real...

Newsflashes - 08/01 07:01 [GMT -5] - Auto

Przygonski lags behind

The day’s start has been difficult for Jakub Przygonski who has ground to a halt several times over the first kilometres of the special. The Polish driver, 3rd yesterday, has already lost more than 5 minutes to Carlos Sainz at WP1.

Newsflashes - 07/01 14:37 [GMT -5] - Auto

Przygonski, Vasilyev and Al Rajhi in the leading group

Behind the ultra-experienced duo of Al-Attiyah and Sainz, three drivers have enjoyed a fine start to the rally and now stand in a somewhat surprising top 5. Jakub Przygonski lies 2 minutes behind the stage winner, several seconds in front of Vladimir Vasilyev and Yazeed Al Rajhi. As for Stéphane Peterhansel, he proved to be more measured on his return to Mini, finishing...

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